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Old 02-21-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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Lumbar mri results ,what does it mean ?

Hi I have been having lots of back pain for 9 months ,I am on flexeril,mobic,and use vultaren gel..
I recently had an mri and doc says don't worry about results that everything is just normal for old age.And that none of this should be causing me any pain.I am only 44.I will put results here exactly as the report shows.Thank you in advance.

There is minimal retrolisthesis at l3-l4
There is mild ventral wedging of the t12 and i1 vertebral bodies in which appears chronic.There are herniated schmorls nodes within the endplates at all levels from t11-l5with mild associated degenerative reacted endplate changes.There are small anterior osteophytesat multiple levels.

There is a 6mm round t1 and t2 hyperintense marrow lesion within the l5 vertrebral body compatable with a focal hemangioma.

Within the l1 vertrebral body there is a focal round marrow lesion that measures 6mm in diameter.This demonstrates hyperintense t2signal.

There is defuse loss f t2 signal thruout the discs at all levels from t11-t12 through l3-l4compatable with difuse disc signal abnormalities are demonstrated within the region of the conus medullaris which extends to the l1-l2 level

FRom l1-l2 through l5-s1 there is a facet and posterior element hypertrohy.There is mild fluid within the facet joints at multiple levels.

There is fatty infiltration of the posterior paraspinal muscles from l4 through the visualizec upper sacrum.

Limited partial visualization of the upper pelvis demonstrates an anteverted uterus,There is a heterogeneous sinal within the visualized portions within the uterus with a suspected large mass within the fundus.

Can someon please tell me in plain words what all this means and if this could be causing my pain .thank you

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